Anesthesia increases risk of developing Alzheimer's disease in patients with genetic predisposition, study suggests

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 16:28 in Health & Medicine

The use of repetitive anesthesia with isoflurane (one of the most common anesthetics by inhalation) increases the risk of developing changes similar to those observed in AD brains in mice with mutations of the amyloid precursor protein.

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